Work Area: Cartels

Generic pharma plaintiffs say states’ Teva case should be among first tried

Drug purchasers suing generic pharmaceutical companies for an alleged antitrust conspiracy have told a federal judge that the case brought by a large group of state attorneys general centred on Teva Pharmaceuticals should be among the first to go to trial.

10 July 2020

Colombia fines football ticket cartel

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has fined the country’s football federation and two ticket retailers over €4 million for a conspiracy that inflated the price of tickets by up to 350% for FIFA World Cup qualifying events.

07 July 2020

Chilean football association pays €2.1 million penalty

Chile’s competition tribunal has upheld a recommendation by the country’s antitrust watchdog to fine the national football association for charging anticompetitive fees to teams that win promotion to its second highest division.

03 July 2020

Turkey follows EU and China in launching carmakers probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority is investigating Mercedes-Benz, BMW and VW for allegedly colluding to restrict the roll out of emissions and safety technology, mirroring existing probes by the European Commission and China’s antitrust watchdog.

02 July 2020

EU looks to protect gig workers

The European Commission has said it will consider introducing regulation or fresh guidelines to clarify the circumstances in which self-employed workers can form collective bargaining agreements without being caught by antitrust rules.

01 July 2020

CMA settles with eye treatment cartelists

The UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority has fined a private hospital group and seven consultants £1.2 million, as they admitted to fixing prices for private eyecare appointments.

01 July 2020

Indonesian airlines escape fines for parallel price increases

Seven Indonesian airlines uniformly raised ticket prices last year, although they did not act as a cartel, the country’s competition authority has found.

30 June 2020

Portugal issues fourth food retail hub-and-spoke SO

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued a statement of objections to three supermarket chains and a baked goods supplier as part of another investigation into price fixing in the food retail sector.

26 June 2020

Italy raids movie industry associations

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided the offices of three film and cinema associations as it considers interim measures to stop an alleged conspiracy restricting free movie screenings.

25 June 2020

Third Circuit upholds egg producers’ trial win

A federal appellate court has affirmed a judge’s treatment of allegations that egg producer Rose Acre Farms conspired with other producers to fix prices.

23 June 2020

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